Simply Hired Bringing Job Search to IGN.com’s Millions of Users
Fox Interactive Media unit to leverage job search engine’s more than six million listings MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 9, 2007 -- Simply Hired (www.simplyhired.com) today announced that it will be powering job search on IGN.com (www.ign.com), the Web’s leading...
Fox Interactive Media unit to leverage job search engine’s more than six million listings
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 9, 2007 -- Simply Hired (www.simplyhired.com) today announced that it will be powering job
search on IGN.com (www.ign.com), the Web’s leading video game and entertainment information destination. The partnership will allow IGN.com visitors to search the more than six million jobs in the Simply Hired database.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to bring our full complement of jobs to the millions of users who visit IGN.com on a daily basis," said David Fenn, Vice President of Business Development for Simply Hired. “By offering relevant job content to the community, we believe this will be another way for us to reach the millions of job seekers within IGN.com’s trusted community of users."
The move into the gaming space signals an additional expansion by Simply Hired into niche markets to reach passive job seekers where they spend their time, which meets the need to help employers fill challenging openings in technology-oriented professions including engineering and development. For example, Simply Hired, through their publisher network, powers job sites on more than 2,000 blogs and Web sites including GigaOm, VentureBeat and Elle Girl.
“Providing users with valuable online tools and search engines to enhance their experience on IGN.com has always been a high priority," said Roy Bahat, General Manager of IGN. “Given the millions of jobs that Simply Hired has in its database, visitors to IGN.com will be able to find a job that suits their skills and interests without leaving the comforts of IGN.com."
Simply Hired also powers job search on Fox Interactive Media property and #1 social networking Web site MySpace (http://jobs.myspace.com). IGN.com visitors can search the more than six million jobs at http://jobs.ign.com.
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc., is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN’s properties reached more than 30 million unique users worldwide in the month of August 2007, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN’s network of video game-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others), is the Web’s number one video game information destination and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. IGN also owns and operates the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes and one of the leading male lifestyle Web sites, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in video games. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S. and in Montreal.
About Simply Hired
With more than six million job listings and counting, Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com) is the world's largest search engine for jobs and recruitment advertising network. We search thousands of sources, including job boards, newspaper and classified listings, and company websites. Our mission is to help people find their ideal jobs in the simplest way possible. Simply Hired has been lauded as one of the "50 Coolest Websites" by Time Magazine, declared "Best of the Web" by Business Week and celebrated as one of "50 Best New Websites" by PC World.
With Job-a-matic (www.jobamatic.com), Simply Hired also enables online publishers to create turnkey job sites, and generate revenue from paid job listings. Simply Hired has raised $17.7M in funding from News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors. The company is privately held and is based in Mountain View, California.
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